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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanigon, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0343 / 52°2'3"N

Longitude: -3.1181 / 3°7'5"W

OS Eastings: 323394

OS Northings: 237913

OS Grid: SO233379

Mapcode National: GBR F1.FWR6

Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.W4YB

Plus Code: 9C4R2VMJ+PQ

Entry Name: Maes-Coch

Listing Date: 20 July 1993

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7541

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands down a short private track, on west side of Hay Bluff, 4 km due south of Hay on Wye.

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: Hay Common

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The house is of two builds, the upper the earlier and dating from the late C16, the lower early C17 but plain and retaining only a few features. It was built as a hall open to the roof in one bay, with a dais canopy, which survives at first-floor level. A floor was inserted in this during the C17. The inner room to the hall is ceiled with C16 beams. The lower build probably originated as a byre.


Stone, corrugated iron roof. Lower build, NW: chamfered doorway, shaped head; 4-light window, chamfered externally, ovolo-moulded internally, 1 mullion lost, inserted on site of doorway. SE, stout doorframe. Upper build, NW: 2 original window openings; SE, window with chamfered head morticed for 4 lights; projecting stair-turret, chimney truncated; NE end, upper windowframe for 5 lights, stone label.

Disused and in poor condition at time of inspection (Autumn 1994).


Interior (hall build): doorframe by chimney, 1600; hearth, chamfered deep lintel; ceiling beams ovolo & ogee-moulded, 1 supported against chimney on carved C17 bracket, joists with beaded or moulded edges against chimney; remains of wall-painting on chimneybreast, with scalloped border. Upper end ceiling beams deep chamfered, pyramidal stops, present stout joists secondary. Upper floor, central plank & muntin partition, chamfered, to apex of truss, originally serving as dais canopy; lower part of canopy missing, scars in walls; roof 2 bays, 3 tiers purlins largely original.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, despite its condition, for its special interest as a C16 single-bay hall house, unaltered since C17 and with important surviving internal detail.

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  • II The Old House
    The house stands in open countryside SE of Llanigon, set back from the track.
  • II Barn at Cwmcoynant
    The barn stands opposite Cwmcoynant Farmhouse on the west.
  • II Cwmcoynant Farmhouse
    The farmhouse is situated at the end of a private track on the N edge of the Black Mountains.
  • II Wenallt-Uchaf
    The house stands high on the Wenallt at the top of a long track, partly private, overlooking a valley.
  • II Detached Kitchen at Cilonw Farm
    The building is situated in the farmyard at right-angles to the house and set back from the lane.
  • II Pen-y-Lan Farmhouse
    The house stands among its own farm buildings 1700 metres SE of Llanigon.
  • II Barn at Pen-y-Lan
    The barn stands below the farmhouse and is one of several traditional buildings accompanying this listed house.
  • II Lower Wenallt
    The house is situated below the Wenallt, on steeply rising ground, behind its own farm buildings.

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